Attaching wood joists to steel Ibeam
We have a dilemma of using a steel ibeam vs using powerlams and columns in our basement. The span on either side of the beam with be 14 1/2 ft. In addition to the upcharge in materials for the steel beam and the cost of the crane to help install it, are there increased labor costs in using an steel Ibeam?
How do the wooden 2x10s get attached to the ibeam?